- South Louisiana
- I have been married for 20 years to a great husband and we have 8 children ranging in age from 1 to 18 years. I am a homeschooling mom, which can be very challenging. I love sewing, knitting, reading, gardening and have recently started oil painting. I love to create. I really want to have a blog to show off some of the stuff I create, but I also want to share about my life and family. email me at email@example.com
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
I finished something!
I finally finished the Puppet Show Tunic and Shorts for my niece, Stella. Just a little late, her birthday was at the end of July lol Ok, I am kind of a bad mom, but I made Samuel model the outfit ::::ducking:::: He is the same size and age as Stella, so I am always having him try her stuff on as I sew it, I figure why not let him model it for the pictures. I left his face out of the pictures, poor baby, I told him to look up at the sky so his face wouldn't show. Anyway, besides the fact that he is stout, you can't really tell it's a boy in a dress. I just hope he doesn't need therapy for this in the future : O His big brothers were mortified, but he didn't seem to see the big deal, must be because he is in the middle of all those sisters : )
I really love this pattern. It looks vintage to me, which I love. I wouldn't recommend it to a beginner, but I wouldn't say it was difficult. Just somewhat time consuming. I spent yesterday and some of today doing the handstitching (buttons, hem, tacking down the collar). I used Amy Butler Midwest Modern fabrics. For the shorts, I used a pink linen and made the pockets in the tunic fabrics. I love how they came out, but wish I had used a heavier weight linen. This was tissue weight. I already had it in my stash though, so I used it.
I love the details on the sleeves.
A view of the back
Sorry, the shorts are wrinkled.